Kellyanne Conway says Trump will address the nation tonight: What will the president say?
Conway's statement came hours after President Trump, in a statement on Tuesday about his post-election day address, said: 'Well I may, we're going to have to see'
President Donald Trump will address the nation on Tuesday, November 3, night or early Wednesday, November 4, morning, his former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway revealed. Conway made the statement amid speculation that the Republican might not address the country at all on election night. The former White House counselor made the statement while talking to ABC News George Stephanopoulos, saying: "You will hear from the president tonight. The president is expected to address the nation later from the East Room of the White House."
Conway's statement came hours after President Trump, in a statement on Tuesday about his post-election day address, said: "Well I may, we're going to have to see." The Republican made the statement after a brief visit to the Republican National Committee Annex in Arlington, Virginia, where his campaign is stationed and thanked them for their efforts. He said: "We have a big night planned, we're going to have a very big night." As the president concluded his Q&A with reporters in Arlington, he added: "We'll maybe see you later."
What will the president say?
Considering President Trump's reluctance on giving a concrete statement on whether he will concede if he faces an upset in the presidential election, it is likely that the Republican's speech will be one of presumed victory. The Republican, so far, has won Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wyoming, Indiana, South Carolina and Utah. His political rival, Democratic nominee Joe Biden, meanwhile, has taken Democratic-leaning states like California, Colorado, Columbia, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. Biden, at the time of writing this article, had 223 electoral votes against Trump’s 174. A candidate requires a total of 270 votes to win the presidency.
Trump is watching the election results from the White House with nearly 100 campaign staffers and others, according to Conway. The former White Houlse then recalled how President-elect Trump has nation at about Conway then recalled how President-elect Trump addressed the nation at 3 am in 2016 after defeating Hillary Clinton in a stunning upset to win the presidency. Both Biden and Trump had notched victories in a number of states, but neither candidate had won coveted victories in places like Pennsylvania or Ohio. Trump was narrowly leading Biden in Florida, but the final ballots had not been counted in the Sunshine State.
It was also reported on Tuesday evening that Trump has reduced the number of his guests for his election party night at the White House to 250 from 400. The downsizing of the guestlist was first reported by CNN as it was revealed that all attendees of the party, scheduled to take place in the East Room, will have to get tested for Covid-19 before entering the venue. President Trump had originally planned to host a post-election party at his Trump International Hotel just blocks away from the White House. The New York Times, however, reported last week that the party was called off. When the president was asked about it, he suggested that coronavirus restrictions put in place by Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser had hindered their plans.